10 Gb/s single channel soliton transmission over more than 10 000 km in a standard communication fiber with distributed Raman amplification has been demonstrated in a recirculating fiber loop setup. It has been found that the Gordon-Haus timing jitter becomes the main limiting factor,provided that the generation of dispersive waves due to polarization mode dispersion has been minimized by adjusting the polarization state of the signal.


PDF Article


  • View by:
  • |

  1. L. F. Mollenauer, P. V. Mamyshev, J. Gripp, M. J. Neubelt, N. Mamysheva, L. Gruner-Nielsen and T. Veng, "Demonstration of massive wavelength-division multiplexing over transoceanic distances by use of dispersion-managed solitons", Opt. Lett., vol. 25, pp. 704-706, 2000.
  2. P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk and H. H. Chen, "Stability of solitons in randomly varying birefringent fibers", Opt. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 1231 -1233, 1991.
  3. L. F. Mollenauer and J. P. Gordon, "Birefringence-mediated timing jitter in soliton transmission", Opt. Lett., vol. 19, pp. 375-377, 1994.
  4. E. M. Dianov, A. V. Luchnikov, A. N. Pilipetskii and A. N. Starodumov, "Electrostriction mechanism of soliton interaction in optical fibers", Opt. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 314-316, 1990.
  5. C. D. Poole and D. L. Falin, "Polarization-mode dispersion measurements based on transmission spectra through a polarizer", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 917-929, 1994.
  6. J. P. Gordon and H. A. Haus, "Random walk of coherently amplified solitons in optical fiber transmission", Opt. Lett., vol. 11, pp. 665-667, 1986.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.